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Chicago – Next year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the seminal 1960s sitcom, “I Dream of Jeannie.” Unforgettable – for many reasons – was Barbara Eden, who portrayed a genie named Jeannie. Ms. Eden was at the “Hollywood Show” Chicago last year, and was interviewed by HollywoodChicago.com.
Eden was born Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona. After her family moved to the West Coast, Eden began singing, first in the church choir and eventually in night clubs. This led to acting and performance classes, including the City College of San Francisco and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After winning the title of Miss San Francisco, Eden moved to Los Angeles, and began a series of appearances on classic TV shows including “I Love Lucy,” “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” “Perry Mason,” “Gunsmoke,” “Father Knows Best” and “The Andy Griffith Show.”
Barbara Eden at the “Hollywood Show Chicago” in 2013
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Austrian actor Karlheinz Bohm has died, aged 86.
The following decade, he worked with New German Cinema director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, starring in four of his films.
Bohm turned to activism in later years, founding the charity Humans for Humans after losing a bet on German TV show Wanna Bet?. The charity raises money to help people in Ethiopia.
He received several honours for his charity work, including the Balzan Prize in 2007 and the Essl Social Prize in 2011. He was also handed honorary Ethiopian citizenship in 2003.
Bohm is survived by wife Almaz Teshome and five children from previous marriages.
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Several readers have corrected us on our statement that The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm was never released on home video. Readers Paul Scrabo and Allen Blank point out that the film was released on laser disc and Paul also says a VHS version was also released. Thanks for the corrections, guys. Our understanding is that there apparently isn't a print deemed high grade enough to merit a modern video release for the age of digital media. Hopefully, the film will somehow find its way onto home video in the future. »
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